With the vibrant University of South Carolina campus just south of the city, Columbia is a burgeoning place with a downtown river and excellent climate. See below for a few ideas that can enhance your next corporate event in this state capital.
Situated in the Vista neighborhood, M Space is 3,000 square feet and can hold up to 120 people. It has amenities such as presentation capabilities, catering choices, stage, chairs, tables, and a bar option as well. They offer extremely competitive rates depending on the length of your event: starting at $400 and going up to $1,800.
Address: 530 Lady St, Columbia, SC 29201
Contact: (803) 764-1285
Dupre Catering and Events
A full service outlet, Dupre also offers a restaurant component called Senate’s End. This outfit has an in-house caterer and event venue with five different options. It is within walking distance of downtown and USC campus but secluded enough within a river to offer isolation from the bustle. Each of the five choices has an indoor/outdoor patio or deck. Prices are not listed online but quotes are offered at your request.
Address: 316 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201
Contact: (803) 748-4144
A smaller operation, they offer basic features like chairs, tables, bar area, dressing room, and a prep kitchen. The reviews are great albeit this newer establishment has not had the time to build up its reputation in the market. Pricing is not listed online.
Address: 3601 Broad River Rd Unit G, Columbia, SC 29210
Contact: (401) 996-5492
The Gala Event Center
With two event spaces that house up to 250 guests with 130 parking spaces, a bar, and their own catering service, this venue is ideal for those looking to attract folks to their next corporate event. They have two options that can be combined: The Gwynn and The Gala. The Gwynn is more affordable, is 3,100 square feet, and has half or full day options. They range from $875 to $3,000. The Gala is 5,000 square feet with an additional 2,100 available and costs between $1,200 and 3,250.
Address: 1801 Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
Contact: (803) 724-4662
Royal Ivey Rentals and Events
An exceptionally affordable option, Royal Ivey is located in Midtown and has a 2,000 square foot unit. They have a prep kitchen, parking, free wifi, and a VIP suite. They can house up to 50 guests. Included in the price are 50 chairs, 10 long tables, and 2 round tables. Halfday rentals cost as low as $500 and a full day on the weekends will run you $2,000. They can also do a full wedding package for $3,000.
Address: 2712 Middleburg Dr Suite 103, Columbia, SC 29204
Contact: (803) 272-8070
A brand new event venue in SE Columbia, they seem to take the extra step to ensure personalized service. Pricing is not listed and the website is a tad vague but it seems like they will come to you and outfit your space, with a specialty in various types of decadent chairs.
Address: 7406 Garners Ferry Rd #90708, Columbia, SC 29290
Contact: (803) 636-2360